In 2019, Episcopal Charities granted nearly $1 million to programs throughout the Diocese of New York.






Bishop & President's Letter



Grants Paid






Tribute Dinner









to Help


Volunteer Program






With Us


Our Mission

Transforming the lives of those in need.

Our Work

  • We fight hunger through food pantries and community kitchens.

  • We strengthen communities through skills-building programs that offer a path to success for the unemployed, recent immigrants and the formerly incarcerated re-entering society.

  • We protect the most vulnerable through health and wellness programs that improve quality of life for senior citizens, the homebound, and people with substance-use disorder.

  • We create opportunities for the next generation through children's arts, academic enrichment and summer recreation programs.

In the true spirit of outreach,

every program is free of religious content,

welcoming one and all. 

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Bishop & President's Letter

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We write in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The work of our programs has never been more important, and we are incredibly proud of our staff and all our programs as they respond with imagination and passion to the increasing needs across our Diocese. The COVID crisis, like so many crises, falls disproportionately on hourly workers and those for whom food insecurity is an issue even in “normal” times.

Our outreach work continues across the ten counties of the Episcopal Diocese of New York thanks to the generous support of individuals, congregations, corporations and foundations. We appreciate the confidence that you have placed in us and pledge to remain good stewards of the funds entrusted to us.

Episcopal Charities supports diverse outreach programs: children’s academic enrichment, children’s arts, community kitchens, food pantries, health and wellness, skills building and summer recreation. In 2019, grants were provided to 101 programs serving more than one million people, particularly those living below the poverty line, the working poor and the undocumented.

As an invested partner with the programs we support, Episcopal Charities has a keen understanding of the socioeconomic challenges across the area. We make annual visits to every program, giving us a unique vantage point to witness the impact programs have on the individuals and communities they serve and help us to offer assistance as programs face new issues.

Episcopal Charities utilizes three assets to achieve its mission. The first is the critical funding to support outreach. The second is the educational programs delivered by our Sustainability Institute. These free workshops allow programs to develop greater capacity to deliver on their mission to ensure their longevity. The third is the human capital we supply through our network of volunteers. We recruit and train volunteers to provide extra hands to deliver services as well as meeting requests for specialized assistance with skilled volunteers in our Consultant Corps. This balanced approach provides the requisite combination of tools to help our programs continue to prosper and to strengthen their communities.

This annual report provides a window into the world of our programs and the amazing work they do in transforming lives across the diocese every day. We only are able to do this life-changing work because of your support. Thank you for making this possible. By helping to respect the dignity of every human being, we can make this world a better place for all of our neighbors.

With gratitude, 

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The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

Bishop of New York

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Peter W. Keller


Episcopal Charities

2019 Grants Paid

In 2019, Episcopal Charities awarded $988,080 in grants.

*asterisk denotes multi-year grant

Children's Academic Enrichment

Total: $137,300

After School Program
St. Margaret's Church (Longwood), Bronx
After School Program
St. Edmund's Church, Bronx
After School Program
St. Ann's Church, Bronx
After School Program
St. Andrew's Church, Bronx
After School Program
Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, Yonkers
Brighter Futures Mentoring Program*
Grace Church, White Plains
Freedom School Summer Program
St. Ann's Chuch, Bronx
GO Project
St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan
GO Project
Grace Church, Manhattan
Homework Help
St. Michael's Church, Manhattan
Jubilee Afterschool Program
Church of Our Savior, Manhattan
Learning Center
St. Peter's Church, Port Chester
Manhattan North IPC Summer Educational Project
All Soul's Church, Manhattan

Children's Arts

Total: $79,350

After School Music Program
St. Paul's on-the-Hill Church, Ossining
Amazing Grace Circus! Big Top Summer Camp
Grace Church, Nyack
St. Peter's Church (Westchester Square), Bronx
Christ Church Community Outreach Youth Programs
Christ Church, Staten Island
Jubilate Community Youth Choir
Christ Church, Warwick
Nesin Cultural Arts Academic Year Program
St. John's Church, Monticello
Nesin Cultural Arts Summer Intensive Music Academy and Visual Arts Institute
St. John's Church, Monticello
Pied Piper Children's Theatre Summer Program
Holy Trinity (Inwood), Manhattan
Voices of Hope Choir
St. Georges Church, Newburgh
Washington Heights Choir School
Holyrood Church, Manhattan
Young at Arts*
Christ Church, Bronxville

Summer Recreation

 400,Total: $80

Brighter Futures Summer Camp
Grace Church, White Plains
Incarnation Camp - Pioneer Village
Church of the Incarnation, Manhattan
Summer Camp
St. Mary's Church (Manhattanville), Manhattan
Summer Camp
St. Edmund's Church, Bronx
Summer Camp
St. Andrew's Church, Bronx
Summer Camp
Christ Church, Poughkeepsie
Summer Program
St. Peter's Church, Port Chester
Summer Program
Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, Yonkers
Summer Vacation School
Church of Sts. John, Paul & Clement, Mt. Vernon

Community Kitchens

Total: $209,000

Angel Food East
St. John's Church, Kingston
Brown Bag Lunch Program
Christ & St. Stephen's Church, Manhattan
Brown Bag Lunch Program
Trinity St. Paul's Church, New Rochelle
Cathedral Community Cares
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
Community Meal
All Saints’ Church, Manhattan
Crossroads Community Services*
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan
Feeding Ministries
Christ Church of Ramapo, Suffern
Feeding Ministry
St. Margaret’s Church (Longwood), Bronx
Friday Food Fest
Holyrood Church, Manhattan
Grace’s Kitchen
Grace Church, Nyack
Grace’s Kitchen*
Grace Church, White Plains
Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen*
Grace Church, Middletown
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Church of the Holy Apostles, Manhattan
Neighborhood Dinner and Mobile Food Pantry
St. Peter’s Church, Port Chester
Our Lord’s Soup Kitchen
Grace Church (West Farms), Bronx
Outreach Program
St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan
Shepherd’s Kitchen
La Iglesia del Buen Pastor, Newburgh
Soup Kitchen
Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan
St. Andrew’s Kitchen
St. Andrew's Church, Bronx
Sunday Meals
Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, Manhattan
Wednesday Night Homeless Dinner
Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan

Food Pantries

Total: $233,950

Ascension Outreach
Church of the Ascension, Manhattan
Brewster Community Food Pantry
St. James’ Church, North Salem and St. Andrew’s Church, Brewster
Brown Bag Lunch & Food Pantry
St. Thomas’ Church, Mamaroneck
Caring Hands Food Pantry,
St. John’s Church, Monticello
Comida de Vida/Food of Life Food Pantry
St. Thomas’ Church, Amenia Union
Community Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake
Community Meal and Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Church, Staten Island
Community Outreach and Holiday Basket
Christ Church (New Brighton), Staten Island
Fed By Grace Food Pantry
Grace Church, Port Jervis
Food Pantry
St. George’s Church, Newburgh
Food Pantry
Church of the Atonement, Bronx
Food Pantry
Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, Yonkers
Food Pantry
Zion Church, Wappingers Falls
Food Pantry
St. Edmund’s Church, Bronx
Food Pantry
Church of Sts. John, Paul & Clement, Mt. Vernon
Food Pantry
Church of the Atonement, Bronx
Food Pantry
Church of the Ascension, Mt. Vernon
Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
St. Mary’s Church (Manhattanville), Manhattan
Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
St. Ann’s Church, Bronx
Food Pantry at the Community Center of Northern Westchester
Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs
Fred’s Pantry (Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill)
St. Peter’s Church, Peekskill
Love Kitchen and Pantry
St. Peter’s Church (Westchester Square), Bronx
Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry
St. Stephen’s Church, Armonk
Project Dignity (NYCP)
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan
Rondout Valley Food Pantry
Christ the King Church, Stone Ridge
Sloatsburg Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Church, Tuxedo Park
St. James Food Pantry
St. James Church (Fordham), Bronx
St. Peter’s Food Pantry
St. Peter's Church (Chelsea), Manhattan

Health and Wellness

Total: $78,800

A-HOME’s The Next Step: Intensive Support
St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford
Art & Acceptance
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan
Emergency Shelter Partnership
St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford
Helping Hands Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless*
St. Mary’s Church, Tuxedo Park
Pathways Drop-in Program
All Angels’ Church, Manhattan
Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center’s Advocacy and Intervention Project
Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs
Robert Daniel Jones Memorial Shelter
St. Mary’s Church (Manhattanville), Manhattan

Skills Building

Total: $103,030

Angels Basketball Program
Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, Manhattan
EPIC Regional Youth Leadership Program
Grace Church, Millbrook
ESL Program
St. Mary’s Ghanaian Episcopal/Anglican Church, Bronx
Family Connections Program at the Nyack Center
Grace Church, Nyack
Girl Power Program
St. George’s Church, Newburgh
Grace Immigrant Outreach
Grace Church, Millbrook
Hospitality for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
St. Philip’s Church (Harlem), Manhattan
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (Sing Sing Program)
Christ’s Church, Rye
Ulster Immigrant Defense Network
Holy Cross Church/Santa Cruz, Kingston
West Side Campaign Against Hunger – Chef Training Program
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan

Program Investment Grants

Total: $70,000

Community Leadership Academy
Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, Yonkers
Jones Educational Support Center
Christ Church, Riverdale
Washington Heights Choir School
Holyrood Church, Manhattan
Young at Arts
Christ Church, Bronxville

Our Financials


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On Tuesday, November 12th Episcopal Charities held its annual Tribute Dinner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan and welcomed 570 guests. The dinner raised nearly $1.2 million to help support 101 vital outreach programs throughout the Diocese of New York.

Episcopal Charities was pleased to honor the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry and James A. Baker, III, & Susan G. Baker. Both Presiding Bishop Curry and Secretary Baker offered inspirational remarks.

Eldredge Blalock, a recent graduate of Hudson Link for Higher Education, who now serves as the Development Manager at Hudson Link, spoke about this program and how his earning two degrees while incarcerated transformed his life and that of his family.

Our thanks go out to Dinner Chairs Mathew Ailey and Andrew Horrocks, Master of Ceremonies Campbell Wharton, our honorees and to all those who so generously supported the event.

2019 Tribute Dinner



We are grateful to the following organizations and individuals for their generous and continued support. Their dedication to our mission enables the critical work of our programs.

Special Recognition

Dyson Foundation

For the ongoing support of programs in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley, from the proceeds of a designated gift made in 1997.

The Kirk-Hammond Trust

Administered by the Trustees of Estate and Property of the Diocesan Convention of New York, for a grant to support programs serving the elderly.


Corporations & Foundations




Church Pension Group

Silver Lake


Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC

JPMorgan Chase



Black Hawk Fire Suppression LLC

Bourquin Consulting

Charles Schwab & Co.

FB Corporation

Genentech, Inc.

Gill Escrow and Settlement Corporation

Morgan Stanley

Nationwide Life Insurance Company

Network for Good

Sheldon Graphics, Inc.

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago




Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund


Kirk-Hammond Trust


Andreas Foundation

The Autumn Ridge Foundation

The Beshar Family Fund

Bessemer Trust Company

Capital Group Co. Charitable Foundation

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund


Anne Boyd Lichtenstein Foundation

The Chilton Foundation

The Fullgraf Foundation

The Nagle Family Foundation

The New York Community Trust

Schwab Charitable Fund

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program


Goldman Sachs Gives

Greater Houston Community Foundation

The Joyce Charitable Fund

National Philanthropic Trust

Peek Family Foundation, Inc.

The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

The William Brown Foundation, Inc.


Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc.

AmazonSmile Foundation

Ayco Charitable Foundation

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

The Daniel O’Day, Jr. Revocable Trust

The Ford Foundation Matching Gift Program

Greater Horizons

Justine Ondricek Revocable Trust

The Lawrence Power Charitable Foundation

McGraw Foundation

The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust


Parishes, Church-Related

& Other Organizations



Saint Thomas Church, Manhattan

Trinity Wall Street


Calvary - St. George’s Church, Manhattan

Christ’s Church, Rye

Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan

The Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society

St. James’ Church, Manhattan


Christ Church, Bronxville

Christ Church, Warwick

The Church of the Ascension, Manhattan

The Church of St. James the Less, Scarsdale

Diocesan Missionary and Church Extension Society

Grace Church, Manhattan

Grace Church, Millbrook


Christ Church (Riverdale), Bronx

Christ the Redeemer, Pelham Manor

Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington

Eglise Francaise du Saint Esprit, Manhattan

Grace Church, Nyack

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan

St. Gregory’s Church, Woodstock

St. James’ Church, Goshen

St. John’s Church, Larchmont

St. John’s Church, New Rochelle

St. John’s in the Village, Manhattan

St. Luke’s Church, Bronx

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston, TX

St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford

St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan

St. Peter’s Church, Lithgow

St. Philip’s Church, Manhattan

Trinity Church, Fishkill

Virginia Theological Seminary


Christ Church, Gilbertsville

The Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Bronx T

he Church of the Incarnation, Manhattan

Church of the Regeneration, Pine Plains

The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Barrytown

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan

The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, Manhattan Church of St. Nicholas-on-the-Hudson, New Hamburg Church of the Transfiguration, Manhattan

Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of New York

Grace Church, Middletown

Grace Church/La Gracia, White Plains

Holyrood Church, Manhattan

Iglesia San Andres, Yonkers

St. Andrew’s Church, Bronx

St. John’s Church, South Salem

St. Joseph’s Church, Bronx

St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Church, Ossining

St. Peter’s Church, Bronx

St. Peter’s Church, Peekskill

St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union

St. Thomas’ Church, Mamaroneck

Trinity St. Paul’s Church, New Rochelle


Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan

Christ Church, Marlboro

Christ Church, Tarrytown

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs Church of the Good Shepherd, Manhattan

Church of the Holy Apostles, Manhattan

The Church of the Holy Communion, Mahopac

The Church of Sts. John, Paul & Clement, Mount Vernon Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Manhattan

Grace Church, Hastings-on-Hudson

Grace Church (City Island), Bronx

Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Parochial Mission, Kingston Holy Trinity Church, Pawling

Richmond Inter-Parish Council

St. Augustine’s Church, Croton-on-Hudson

St. Bartholomew’s Church, White Plains

St. George’s Church, Newburgh

St. James’ Church (Fordham), Bronx

St. James’ Church, Hyde Park

St. John’s Church, New City

St. John’s Church (Getty’s Square), Yonkers

St. Mark’s Church, Mount Kisco

St. Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake

St. Mary’s Church, Tuxedo Park

St. Paul’s Church, Poughkeepsie

St. Paul’s Church, Spring Valley


All Saints’ Church, Valley Cottage

Ascension and Holy Trinity Church, West Park Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Manhattan Christ Church, Poughkeepsie

Christ Church, Red Hook

Christ Church, Sparkill

Christ Church of Ramapo, Suffern

The Church of the Ascension, Mount Vernon

The Church of the Ascension, Staten Island

The Church of the Atonement, Bronx

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Greenwood Lake Church of the Holy Trinity, Inwood

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua

St. Alban’s Church, Staten Island

St. Andrew’s Church, Hartsdale

St. Andrew’s Church, Manhattan

St. Andrew’s Church, New Paltz

St. Edmund’s Church, Bronx

St. Francis & St. Martha’s Church, White Plains

St. James’ Church, North Salem

St. John’s Church, Pleasantville

St. Luke’s Church, Katonah

St. Luke’s Church, Somers

St. Martha’s Church, Bronx

St. Martin’s & St. Luke’s Church, Manhattan

St. Mary’s Church, Staten Island

St. Mary’s Ghanaian Church, Bronx

St. Paul’s Church, Chester

St. Peter’s Church, Port Chester

St. Stephen’s Church, Armonk


All Saints’ Church, Briarcliff Manor

The Church of the Holy Nativity, Bronx

The Church of the Resurrection, Hopewell Junction Grace Church, Port Jervis

St. Barnabas’ Church, Ardsley

St. John’s-in-the-Wilderness, Stony Point

St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Manhattan

St. Mary’s Church, Manhattanville

St. Peter’s Church (Chelsea), Manhattan

Trinity Church, Ossining





Richard & Lisa Pell



J. Christopher & Anne Flowers


Terry Andreas

Sarah & Peter Beshar

Laura & John Desmarais

Wolcott & Joan Dunham

Scott & Evette Ferguson

Matthew G. Hurd & Shari Shepard

Ann & Robert Natale

Douglas E. Schimmel & Erin E. Morrissey

Philip D. & Birgitta Sherman

Scott Sykes & Mai Spurlock-Sykes

Owen D. & Jennifer B. Thomas


Matthew Ailey & Greg Zaffiro

Irene & Jack Banning

Susannah & Thomas F. Carrier

Richard L. Chilton, Jr.

Lauren Jenkins Chung

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML & Margaret M. Dietsche

Curran & Jonathan Estreich

Charles S. & Hilary T. Garland

Gary A. & Beth W. Glynn

Franklin W. Hobbs IV

Andrew & Amy W. Horrocks

Dudley D. & Carol Johnson

Peter W. & Lindsay Keller

Ellen & Peter Leemputte

Kevin A. & Robin Lockhart

Paige & Arthur Nagle

Robert W. & Lorraine M. Reeder

Charles M. & Deborah Royce

Martin J. & Antoinette Sullivan

John G. & Adele Talty

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Townsend, III

Hepsen Uzcan

Nicholas & Susi Walsh

The Hon. Gordon J. & Cornelia Whiting

Caroline Williamson

Cecil & Gilda Wray


Suzanne & John Adams, Jr.


Muriel Carrington & Jacob Sampson

Donald R. Crawshaw

Steven W. & Jan F. Golann

Lucia A Kellar, Ph.D.

Lorraine & Leff LaHuta

Mary E. McGarry

Ellen & John Metzger

Antonia Sherman & Matthew Behrent

Mr. & Mrs. W. James Tozer, Jr.

Dr. Julie Zito, Ph.D.


Ann & Alan Blanchard

Jeffrey M. & Allison Bodenmann

William L. & Dawn D. Brown

Robert V. Chartener

Piero G. & Carol Costa

G. William Haas & George Moeschlin

William H. Herrman

Julie & Wilmot Kidd

John Madden & Elizabeth Cooke

The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. & Diane Matthews

Lawrence E. and Elizabeth Phillips

Alex & Julia Roux

Laurie & Paul Sturz